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Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington


Himes, Eric Barrow-Murray, Barbara Moore, Melvin Yang, Eileen


In this clip, Dr. Virgil Wood, board member of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with host Mel Moore about the political impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, August 28th, 1963. Overall, the program focuses on the philosophy and impact of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Host Melvin Moore and guests Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick (Professor of American History at Harvard University and author of "Crusade Without Violence"), Dr. Virgil Wood (from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and Rev. Earl Lawson (of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden and with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), all of whom knew King personally, discuss their relationships with King, their individual interpretations of King's philosophy, how King's philosophy related to the masses and other movements, and the impact of the Washington March. Program contains excerpts from Ely Landau's 1970 documentary film King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Eric Himes.
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